Yup. A person can threaten you with reporting a crime or starting a civil action to correct your behaviour - that's perfectly legal. But be my boyfriend or else ... that is blackmail. The real question is what are you going to do about it? Leave her and face criminal charges? What is worse?
Yes. Generally, a judge can preside over two cases, where one is criminal and the other DHS.
Some excerpts from a 2015 Arkansas Court of Appeals opinion, regarding a judge residing over a criminal and dependency-neglect case involving the same adult and child, show that the bar for...Read more »
Yes, depending on the crime. Juveniles can no longer be sentenced to life without parole in Arkansas. They can still be sent to prison. Having no criminal background helps when negotiating a plea without prison time, if you go to trial and during sentencing, if convicted
It is up to the Court in Arkansas to grant time served in a Texas jail for a Texas sentence concurrently with a sentence imposed in Arkansas. Contact an attorney in Arkansas about your specific situation.
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